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Portfolio Manager

Woking, Surrey
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Roke is a world-class engineering and technology company, with a trusted and long-standing record of delivery spanning research & development, products, managed-services and consultancy, serving customers across the globe. The markets Roke operates in are broad but they are frequently cross-cutting at engineering and delivery levels; markets include defence, national security, public-sector and commercial industries, with diversity being at the centre of Roke s strategy. Preserving high-levels of confidence by consistently meeting or exceeding customer expectation in relation to contract delivery and value creation is paramount, equalled by the need to meet the needs of the business regarding safe and sustainable generation of revenue and profit. At the heart of the supporting operating model are assured and repeatable methods of delivery, underpinned by key roles & responsibilities. Context Portfolios are locally managed from within each Business Unit (BU) and are aligned to our campaigns, customers, services or strategic growth, with the function executed by a Portfolio Manager who reports directly into the Head of Delivery, who in-turn reports to the BU Associate Director. As a Portfolio Manager you will work closely with the Head of Delivery and the Senior Client Manager to balance resources and risks to achieve your revenue and cash targets in line with the business strategy and priorities. As well as managing portfolios, you will support bids and manage projects within your own portfolio and others. Primary Job Purpose To deliver value to our customers and growth to our business To ensure all projects within your portfolio are delivered as per contractual requirements, on time, to quality and cost. This will include the need to act in the capacity of a Project Manager on specific projects within the portfolio. To provide the Leadership with high value insight on the portfolio in support of key decisions and setting the strategy. To provide the Leadership with high levels of confidence in the accuracy of our financial reporting To keep the Leadership informed of relevant risks, issues and progress of the portfolio, escalating appropriate matters for resolution To provide support, guidance and direction to project managers within their portfolio Key Responsibilities Maintaining a consistently high-level of delivery confidence across all projects within the portfolio visible to customers and visible within the Roke organisation, quickly identifying and mitigating all significant delivery risks and issues and minimising impact Work with client management teams to fully understand client tactical and strategic requirements and develop portfolio plan(s) to achieve account delivery objectives. Support Head of Operations and Delivery with the introduction of change into National Security. Providing consistently accurate and financial forecasting for all projects within the portfolio with particular focus on revenue forecasting accuracy (monthly/quarterly/annually); forecasting must include a clear narrative of associated risks and opportunities Ensuring the needs of the portfolio (for people, space, IT and Infrastructure, Security, MI and Tooling) have accurate representation within the Integrated Business Planning Process; risks and issues are to be prioritised and escalated based on impact (e.g. impacting safety or revenue) Continually identifying and exploiting opportunities to maximise project delivery efficiency, increase project profitability/margin and maximise staff utilisation. Identifying, prioritising and actively managing risks and issues associated with bids and live contracts within the portfolio; including appropriate, and timely reporting and escalation Successfully deliver bids and contracts to target schedule, cost and quality levels; this means fully understanding the governing contract and delivering it on-time and in full (OTIF) Always fully complying with Roke s published policies and procedures Undertake such other reasonable duties, commensurate with the job holder s experience and qualifications, as may be required for the smooth operation of the business Managing People Identifies and implements opportunities to optimise team effectiveness and performance Sets clear and ambitious objectives for the team and supports the team in achieving them Coaches and mentors staff, provides feedback through regular 1:1 meetings and team meetings to discuss goals set in line with company policies Leads employees through the performance management processes including performance conversations, career development and performance improvement programmes Facilitates the cascade of business communications to team members, providing context and guidance where required Person Specification Education and Qualifications Appropriate Project Management qualifications (e.g. APM, PMI, Prince2) P3M qualifications desired (e.g. P3O, MoP, MSP) BA/BSc/BEng desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience Medium to extensive P3M experience (depending on Grade) in a customer facing organisation successfully working at project, programme, and portfolio levels Substantial knowledge of the National Security domain and experience in interfacing with government agencies Some portfolios require experience of product development, manufacturing and production. Security Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve BPSS/ SC and DV clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV
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  • Job Reference: 705463427-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Roke
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent